Candidates for Sainthood

According to Marianist Father Antonio Soldà, the canonization of saints reminds the faithful that “God does marvelous things, above all through poor instruments like us when we put ourselves in His hands.” Beatification enables a candidate for sainthood to be honored as “Blessed.” Blessed William Joseph Chaminade was beatified on Sept. 3, 2000, in Rome.

Learn more about Blessed Chaminade’s Cause for Canonization.

Marianist candidates for sainthood are listed below. For biographical information, visit the North American Center for Marianist Studies.


  • Father William Joseph Chaminade, founder, 1761–1850
  • Brother Carlos Eraña, Civil War martyr in Ciudad Real, 1884-1936
  • Brother Jesús Hita, Civil War martyr in Ciudad Real, 1900-1936
  • Brother Fidel Fuidio, Civil War martyr in Ciudad Real, 1880-1936
  • Father Jakob Gapp, World War II martyr in Berlin, 1897-1943
  • Father Miguel Léibar, Civil War martyr in Madrid, 1885-1936
  • Brother Florencio Arnáiz, Civil War martyr in Madrid, 1909-1936
  • Brother Joaquín Ochoa, Civil War martyr in Madrid, 1910-1936
  • Brother Sabino Ayastuy, Civil War martyr in Madrid, 1911-1936


  • Mother Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, founder, 1789-1828
  • Mademoiselle Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, founder and layperson, 1754-1836
  • Faustino Pérez-Manglano (consecrated Marianist sodalist), 1946-1963

Servants of God

  • Father Domingo Lázaro, 1877-1935
  • Father Vicente Lopez de Uralde, 1894-1990